Hi-Way 80 Garage Sale opens to travelers
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A sure sign that Fall is in full swing, a garage sale along an East Texas highway that stretches all the way from Dallas to Mississippi.
The annual Hi-Way 80 Garage Sale is underway, that brings thousands of travelers along the roadway to stop for bargains.
Some vendors began setting up as early as five this morning, in anticipation of good weather and lots of motorists stopping in to shop.
“For a vendor, one of the best things for me is when you find something that I found that you’re excited like I was when I found it, that’s what it’s all about,” says Longview vendor Glen Fulton.
For most it’s the variety of items. Lawn tractors, furniture, clothing, appliances, and bargains to be found.
“You are able to pass on your special bargains that you get and do more for other people and it’s really a neat opportunity. Everybody’s happy,” says Wood county vendor Becky Desborough.
In many ways, the garage sale is a read and react event. You don’t exactly know what your looking for, until you walk up on it.
“Never know what we’re looking for until we see it. See it find it, we decide from there,” says shopper Larry Robinson.
Some vendors are not participating for profit, but for causes.
“This sale of items is to raise money for the emergency response team, to get us a place needed to help and assist in the community,” said Big Sandy vendor Sandy Jones.
And some shoppers just looking for a memory.
“We’re all wandering out here just looking for that special thing that sparks a memory,” Fulton says.
Because of projected good weather all weekend, most vendors told us they plan on being open all the way through Sunday evening.
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